Coaches, Team Officials, Parents and Supporters

code of conductWINNING IS IMPORTANT BUT WE DO NOT WIN AT ALL COST

  • Concentrate on developing skill

  • Coach - don’t barrack

  • Don’t focus on the opposition’s dubious tactics;

  • Praise in public, criticise in private; don’t yell at the players;
  • Play within the rules; teach the players to play hard but play fair;

  • All players must get equal opportunity to play; irrespective of ability;

  • All players are to receive equal match time up to and including under 12’s;

  • Under13’s to under 15’s should play at least ½ a game;

  • Match time for Under 16 & Under17 is at the coach’s discretion;

  • Match times are subject to consistent attendance at games and training by players.

BE THE ROLE MODEL FOR YOUR TEAM

  • Stay calm, don’t abuse the umpire or dispute an umpire’s decision. Remember most umpires are young and are learning the game too;

  • Treat all players and parents with respect;

  • No swearing; bad language does not win games;

  • Treat club and opposition equipment and facilities as if they are your own;

  • Recognise players regardless of their individual ability;

  • Use the runner to deliver messages; avoiding yelling at players on the ground; 

  • Avoid confrontation with opposing clubs’ officials and spectators at all costs; 

  • Club jackets or polo shirts are to be worn when representing the club.

BUILD SELF ESTEEM IN YOUR TEAM

  • Teach players that racial, religious or colour vilification is unacceptable;

  • Provide positive feedback and constant encouragement to your team;

  • Teach the players that a champion team will always beat a team of champions;

  • Ensure that playing the game and training is fun for all; 

  • Praise the team effort.

KNOW THE RULES OF THE COMPETITION 

  • Coach the players to respect the umpire and the umpire’s decisions, all the time; 

  • Teach the players the importance of modified rules;

  • Ensure that your team wears correct uniforms;

  • Wearing of mouthguards is compulsory;

  • If a report or any other incident concerning your team is brought to your attention, notify the club’s “Vice President Juniors” as soon as possible; 

  •  Coaches are ambassadors for our club; our objective is “Happy Players, Happy Parents”.

 

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